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painted castle

This is Kelburn Castle in Scotland, which in June 2007 was partially painted by the Sao Paolo Crew, who are Brazilian graffiti artists. It looks so cool! I love to see a castle that is over 500 years old covered in some modern graffiti art! And it’s so detailed! What do you guys think?

sarah -Mar 27, 2009, 3:38PM
I spy Os Gemeos at work-- I love the yellow faces they paint. I like this idea but the particular artwork is too cartoony and random for me. Big old castles kind of creep me out-- all the elite intimidation and ostentatious wealth. The street art decor warms my heart. It's like an upgrade against classism.
Lindsay -Mar 10, 2009, 10:58PM
whoa. unreal.

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You may remember a while ago when we first got our pet-camera, and Trixie tried it out for us. The camera clips to your pet’s collar and takes a picture once a minute so that you can see their view of the world! Well, today we had a new photographer try out the pet-cam for us! Meet Pilgrim, the sweet dog of Carrie, our Assistant Art Director.

Pilgrim wore the pet-cam for a while today and showed us the home office from a doggy point of view! His pictures are pretty fun, check them out below!
A paw!

Lucy -Mar 07, 2009, 10:04PM
That is awesome! Keep them coming please =) that title animation is pretty cool too!

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unique matryoshka dolls

I’m really feeling these Matryoshka dolls by Irina Troitskaya. I’ve always loved Matryoshka dolls, and these ones are so cool and unique! All of her sets have a specific theme – for example, the top set is naturally white animals, another set is called the most popular animals from Russian fairytales. I love it! See more on Booooooom!

jenny Walton -Mar 21, 2009, 11:29PM
These are so beautiful. I especially love the little red flowers along the base of the first set! So adorable. These dolls are so fun to paint yourself as well. They used to sell them at urban and for my groups final in our lab class at Parsons last semester, we bought two sets of them and painted them to represent members of the Brighton Beach Russian community. Here's the link to photos of them for inspiration for others! : ) xoxo
jaranian -Mar 06, 2009, 2:01PM

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Do-Ho Suh

I find these pieces by Do-Ho Suh really interesting! His work mostly deals with questions of individuality and anonymity, or the transience of existence, reportedly inspired by his time in the military. There is something about all the small parts building up a whole in the first two pieces that is really fascinating to me. What do you guys think? See more of Do-Ho’s work on Design Crisis.

Faith -Mar 06, 2009, 2:12PM
I've always loved his work, just beautiful! ~F
Shelley -Mar 05, 2009, 6:35PM
Wow his work is amazing!

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erika somogyi

I am loving Erica Somogyi‘s paintings lately! I saw some of them on My Love for You, and since then I have been on her site looking at everything! I love the colors and the dreaminess!
Coincidentally, Erica’s work has been making the rounds lately, and on this Friday night at 7pm you can see her work at Space 1026 here in Philly! For those interested…

allison -Mar 05, 2009, 11:38AM
gorgeous! will you tell me what medium these are. they look so very interesting and i am very curious how she did it! thanks!

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Ever heard of The Sketchbook Project? It’s awesome! Something like 2,000 people from around the country signed up, and were sent a blank Moleskine sketchbook. The only instructions were to send the books back by Feb 15th, and fill them with “everyone we know.” Art House, which is a group dedicated to bringing art to the masses, is responsible for the creation and managing of the project. I think that is so cool! I only wish I would have known in time to participate! But maybe next time?
For now, the books that Art House got back are going on tour, and tonight they stop in Philadelphia! Head over to Chris’ Jazz Cafe at 1421 Sansom Street tonight for a chance to flip through all the books. The books will be making the rounds at a bunch of other cities as well; click here to see a list of all the places and dates! Below find just a few pages of the many many books – click here to see a gallery of the submissions!


Florence Sciancalepore -Mar 06, 2011, 4:24PM
hi, I can't view ur website properly within Opera, I actually hope you look into fixing this.
Marcelle -Mar 08, 2009, 11:06AM
This project is very similar to a 1000 journals . It is 2 late 2 participate, but their site is pretty awesome. Checki it out!

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jill gallenstein

These amazing pen and ink drawings are by Jill Gallenstein of Columbus Ohio. They are so intricate and pretty! I love them! See more here!
Via BettyJoy.

Lucy -Mar 04, 2009, 3:53PM
so pretty!

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As someone who really enjoys watching people, this video just delights me! On a vacation in Tomakomai, Hokkaido, Japan, some people put their camera on the conveyor belt at a local sushi restaurant. I love watching everyone’s reactions as they notice (or don’t notice) the camera rolling by! It’s like a little seven minute vacation…

Via Metafilter.

Chloe C. -Mar 05, 2009, 12:41PM
Thanks for the trip! I liked how everyone seemed so good natured & not crabby. I was very curious about those stacks of plates!?& couldn't figure out the plate system.
pruittfpgirl -Mar 04, 2009, 1:35PM
haha! I totally agree, I think when the camera went into the kitchen is my favorite part!

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map-like quilts

I saw these gorgeous map quilts by Leah Evans on Design Crisis, and I am really impressed with them! I love maps, I love quilting, it’s a great combination! They sure look like they’d be difficult to make, though worth it! To see more of Leah’s work, check out her site, and for more interesting quilts, see here, here, and here.

-Mar 03, 2009, 7:38PM
if you think these are cool, check out bonnie peterson. she's amazing and uses maps and her travels as inspiration!

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kirsten lepore

I really love this video by Kirsten Lepore! It is so adorable, and it uses food as the characters! Enjoy!

“Sweet Dreams” from Kirsten Lepore on Vimeo.
Via Booooooom!

kaycee -Mar 04, 2009, 5:30PM
i saw this on youtube before reading this, and i thought it was the cutest thing =]
I Kat -Mar 03, 2009, 11:30PM
The Story of North America Submitted by Kirsten Lepore RATE THIS SHORT: ... Thanks so very much to Kirsten Lepore for submitting these awesome cartoons.

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arbor sculpture

These trees manipulated into sculptures are so interesting! They can be found at the Tree Circus of Axel Erlandson. Erlandson passed away in 1964, but people are still enjoying his trees at their home in Gilroy, California. More about arbor sculpture here, and more about Axel Erlandson here.

erin -Aug 01, 2009, 12:03PM
gives new meaning to having a vision...and the patience to make it happen.
Becky -Apr 25, 2009, 3:43AM
Hi this is Becky form Pooktre Most of these trees are the work of Axel N Erlandson and his name for his trees is Tree Circus, and not Arborsculputre. To see more of his trees go to or The last tree belongs to Aharon Naveh and his name for his trees is Tree sculpture. To see some more of his work go to or None of these trees have been Arborsculptured. Arborsculpture relates to Richard Reames's method of shaping trees. At Wikipedia there was a consensus that a neutral name was needed for the artform, and Tree shaping was decided upon. You may be also interested in visiting this website which shows photos from all the different tree shapers from around the world.

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I am obsessed by the graphics on these antique German notgeld, or emergency money. Notgeld was printed by small municipalities and town banks in Germany from WWI through the 1920’s and 30’s. Though it was not legal currency, it was generally accepted, and actually proved useful due to the outrageous inflation in Germany at the time. These scans are all from Flickr user Iliazd, who has an awesome notgeld set with something like 900 different marks in it! If you love sweet graphics or history, or both, be sure to give it a browse.
Via Dark Roasted Blend.

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